Colombo Telegraph

Reply To “Red Alert: Is A Black July Being Threatened Through The State Media”?

By Jayantha Gunasekera

My attention has been drawn to a convoluted analysis of my article which appeared in the Daily News of  13.8.2013..  This analysis has been placed on the website by one Dayan Jayatillake.

Jayantha is no pseudonym.  I am available in flesh and blood if Dayan wants to meet me.  To introduce myself, I am a President’s Counsel appointed by the J R Jayawardene Govt, 25 years ago (in 1988), and a former elected Secretary of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka.  I received my primary and secondary education at Royal College, Colombo and have as my classmates many  Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims and Burghers.  Two of my Tamils classmates are Chelvanayagam Vasiharan a maths prodigy ( son of S J V Chelvanayagam the TULF leader) and Kumar Ponnambalam (son of G G Ponnambalam QC the Leader of the Tamil Congress). We are a very close knit group of friends.

A Tamil boy stripped naked and later beaten to death by Sinhala youth in Boralla bustation |pic by Chandraguptha Amarasingha

I have not entertained communal feelings nor do I expect others to act on communal lines.  I am only against the LTTE and the LTTE Diaspora who have made our lives a misery for 30 years.

No right thinking Sri Lankan will sympathise with the LTTE  Diaspora who have done  and continue to do much harm to our country.  They extracted money from innocent Tamils and supplied weapons to Prabha’s “boys”, to kill innocent Tamils, Sinhalese and Muslims.  They set the economy back by at least 25 years and all Sri Lankans are suffering the consequences.  They continue to extract money  from the Tamils.

At the drop of a hat, the TNA runs to the Western countries for instructions from the Tamil Diaspora.  According to the Former Army Commander they are right now in Canada where the LTTE is very active and the PM is blindly siding them against the Sri Lanka Govt.  They would also meet US State Dept officials.

No Sri Lankan has  any regard for sympathizers of the LTTE Diaspora.  They, according to the US Country Report 2011/2012, are in the process of procuring weapons.  These weapons are procured not to have as toys, but to restart violence  here.

I have by my article attempted to convey that it would be dangerous to have another set of people categorized as the Provincial Police Force, over whose conduct the Central Govt may not have control.  Eventually this will lead to a  division of the country, which we are all trying to prevent.  The State will be duty bound to respond to such an uprising.

The purpose of my article is to prevent some communities from electioneering on communal lines, and fall a prey to LTTE Diaspora machinations.  Electioneering on communal lines may harden the attitude of other communities.  At least 4 years after the war, we must learn to live as Sri Lankans.

I do not entertain any ill feelings towards Dayan.  I have never set eyes on him.

I still maintain that the whole country should be consulted by a REFERENDUM before granting Police and Land Powers to Provincial Councils.

A regime change cannot be achieved by personal attacks on authors of articles, who express views against the LTTE Diaspora.  Each one is entitled to express one’s point of view.

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